The Commodore's Report
The first month of the season has been and gone. We have had, roughly, as many days cancelled as we have sailed. I don't remember October being this fickle with the weather.
The second new support boat has been delivered. I can now reveal that GL0001 will be named Aphrodite after the first boat to with the Venture trophy (fastest Mono hull). The second boat, GL0007, will be named Kraken after Loch Crowthers trimaran designs.
Sunday sail training is about to start. Remember its not just for the kids, adults are most welcome as well. You might have noticed the keen kids out last Tuesday getting in some pre-season practice.
It would be great to see some more boats on the water to join in our events. Tuesdays are averaging 20 boats, Ancient Mariners have around 12 each week and Sundays are averaging 19. There are plenty of boats sitting idle; let's get them back out sailing! Our aim is to raise these numbers by 50% over the season.
My request of everyone this month is... Could we please stop parking in on the club grounds!? Unless you are launching a boat, there is no reason for cars to be cutting laps around the club. It really isn't that far to cart stuff from the car park to your boat. It has become more and more of an issue with cars and pedestrians trying to share the space.
Lastly, I would like to thank all of the volunteers who help make Tuesday nights a great evening; all of the club members really appreciate your efforts.
Updated: 6 Nov 2019 4:52pm by David Parish
Quiet Little Drink in the CG Drummond
03 Sunday, 1400 hrs: Chris Hawkins 3 Bays Trophy race. Gary Maskiell/ Brakefree
05 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing. Female Skippers. Meals available
10 Sunday, 1400 hrs: Club Championship 3. Poseidon/Shockwave
12 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing. Meals
17 Sunday, 1300 hrs: Interclub with Metung/Divisional 2 . Duty: Metung Yacht Club
19 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing. Meals
24 Sunday, 1000 hrs: Joy Croft Loch Sport Trophy race. WTBHAY
26 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing. Meals
01 Sunday, 1400 hrs: Club Championship 3 Poseidon/Shockwave
03 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing. Female Skippers race. Meals
08 Sunday, 1400 hrs: Divisional. Iridescent Jellyfish/Swift (Sara Melrose
10 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing. Meals
15 Sunday, 1400 hrs: Club Championship 4. Deadly Chicken/Nitro
17 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing. Meals
22 Sunday, 1000 hrs: Christmas Cruise. Quiet Little Drink
27-31, Friday through Tuesday, 0900 hrs: Mirror Nationals
31 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing. No meals
Championships at GLYC
27 to 31, December: National Mirror Championships
05 to 10, January: A Class National Championships
Updated: 8 Nov 2019 8:43am by James Frecheville
Div 2 start in the CG Drummond
Friday Club Night
Come catch up with mates Friday nights. Be sure to welcome visitors who might show up. And if you're lucky, you might be the lucky winner of the club draw.
Happening on Thursdays with boats beginning to head out at 1300 hours after lunch and serious discussion.
The Sailability program is held on Wednesdays and is manned by volunteers from the club and also by some who aren't members. It gives people with a disability an fun outlet and a sense of exhiliration and achievement. There are many aspects of volunteering from setting up the equipment, manning radios and rescue boat, helping participants in the boats and co-sailing with them. Please let Alan Pick know of your interest to help (0410 584 860) or stop by on a Wednesday (9:00 until 2:00) to see what it's all about.
Updated: 8 Nov 2019 7:12am by Christie Arras
|0427 411 660
Use of cash at GLYC
Aprhrodite is turning out to be a great
With the advent of electronic payments (EFT) and credit card payments, GLYC is largely cash free. This improves the governance of the Club and reduces the workload on volunteers. While we (reluctantly) continue to accept cash over the bar for drinks and meals, all other payments to the Club for merchandise, membership fees, course fees and storage fees should be by one of the following:
A) EFT from your bank account direct to the Club account [Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club, 633-000, 126663053, ref "Your name"]
B) By credit/debit card at the Club during operating hours
C) If by cheque or cash, paid directly by you into any Bendigo Bank branch, not to the Club or any member at the Club - [Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club, 633-000, 126663053, reference "Your name"]
Your help in making the Club operate in as easy and error free manner as possible is appreciated.
Updated: 8 Nov 2019 7:14am by Christie Arras
Sailing Captain's Stuff
The new Twilight format successfully
creates clumping around the marks in 22
More waffle from a soon to be retired Sailing Captain, well, retired from work and perhaps really retired if voted out next AGM. Anyone interested in taking on my role will be supported and guided if/as required.
Without proper race management there can not be good racing and it is important for the future success of our Club to have people who can run a race. It is all part of succession planning and there will be plenty of opportunity to be involved at regatta level this season as this summer will be busy with the Mirror and A-Class Championships over the Dec/Jan holiday period. As always, if you want to be involved in any capacity please don't hesitate to put your hand up. Lots of fun for those involved...but the pay is nothing to be excited about, however, the rewards are worthwhile.
Although we have a regular team for Race Management additional volunteers are required to help run these important events. Let me know if you want to be part of the crew as we are always short of boat crews and if you are able and want to help there will be a berth. Just let me know.
And while on that topic...well done, Jacqui, for your ongoing RM at Metung. The recent VX One regatta was completed in difficult conditions and according to all reports was done so with aplomb. Heads up. I hear that Jacqui is running the Eastern Regional Regatta in Lake King for MeYC on the weekend of 16-17 November.
It always pays to know your RO. And it pays to know that this event is part of our Divisional Series. So be there and support your Club AND get some Championship points for this sailing season.
Twilight Racing has commenced and continues to be a major part in our Club activities. It only works as well as it does because of the effort put in by many from the tasks of handicapping, manning boats and tower to cooking and clearing up. The new course format has worked and Christie and Alan have got it sorted with time and distance to get the fleet home around 1845. It is quite a sight with 20 plus boats between the Tiger Pole and the Club at the finish. It has also been quite exciting at the windward mark. Know your rules and your obligations. And know the fleet...not every boat tacks nor points like an Etchells. Bugger.
Time prepares to cast off with its cast of
thousands on Discover Sailing Day
By the time Wanderer goes live, the Melbourne Cup Twilight will have been run and lost. No use looking at the form guide, but writing this before the event I do hope the track is fast and the handicapping fair...for 'Tarna' anyway. Hope you backed a winner.
We seem to have been dogged by weather this last month. Whatever the weather we'll weather the weather, so the saying goes, whether we like it or not. And there has been quite a lot not to like about how Tuesdays and Thursdays and Sundays have panned out this season. Such is sailing.
Sailing, even at Club level, is pretty demanding of manpower. A minimum of 8 people is required to comfortably manage Sunday racing with Tower, Start, Course and Rescue boat manning. If there is a large fleet and juniors are out racing, additional rescue capability is required. We just can not operate without support from the membership. A Duty Roster has been (is being?) attached to the Sailing Calendar and it is the responsibility of each boat rostered to provide two people on their assigned day. Do not stress as no one will be asked to do what they are not able to do nor have not been shown how to do. The possibility of getting wet is just a part of it. If the day allocated is not suitable please change with someone else and don't forget to tell me that you have done so!
According to our By-Laws, only financial members are entitled rights at the club and one of those includes being acknowledged as a competitor for racing. It is a bit daft to not get points because your membership has not been paid. This weekend is crunch time so make sure you are eligible to win the Club Championship race on Sunday. As a bonus you will also be back in the membership draw. While on the bandwagon, for those who have yet to lodge their Safety Declaration and Season Entry please do so.
GLYC is a remarkable Club and it is thanks to all those who help out whether on the water or on land. Without this support from the membership we could not run the program we do. So, let's just keep doing what we do.
See you on the Start Line.
Updated: 8 Nov 2019 7:18am by James Frecheville
Vice Commodore's Report
David Parish diving for his hatch covers
after they were thrown in the water by the
Opening day was a great success; however, it was disappointing that weather affected day two of the Commodores Trophy Series, but that is sailing and we are now off and running for another season.
We have taken delivery of both new GLYC Safety Ribs which are currently being evaluated by the rescue crews. Mark Alderman, ably assisted by Gary Maskiell, carried out a rescue using the new rib and it proved very satisfactory in 35 to 40 knot winds; so they will be an asset to our race management fleet. We are still researching the internet to find the best folding sun top to install on one of the Ribs.
The 2 new Safety Ribs come with a 12 month warranty so is important that no one makes any changes to them without discussing it with Boats portfolio holder (currently Ian McDonald) as we must ensure that our warranty remains valid. Should you notice anything missing, damaged or not working report it and Ian will arrange for appropriate repairs or replacement. Although all our other boats are out of warranty, the same process is required should you detect an any issue with any of our race management fleet.
You may ask why we are not launching the new Ribs with the crane. Well, it has been tried and there is insufficient length in the crane to allow for the launch without sustaining damage to the bladders, so unfortunately rust will attack our new trailers.
By the time you get this newsletter the tender process for the sale of Rescue 1 will have commenced. As per our policy, it will be offered by tender to club members first and the Committee has placed a reserve on it. If the reserve is not reached by the close of tender, the Rib will be offered for open sale.
The new motor has been installed on the Sailability Duck and had its first operational run last week which proved to be a success. The reduction in power has not affected its operation. The Opti trailers have been moved outside to allow room in the shed for the new Ribs, Minor repairs have been carried out on Judi G and RS Thomson.
The Controls and cables have been removed and will be put up for sale as a separate item.
The radio has been removed and installed in the tower as it has a 3 channel watch function which will assist with Marley Point and general race control.
We are maintaining 12 plus boats each week sailing and have also introduced several changes to maintain interest in the day.
The first challenge has been sailed and won and we are coming up to the second which is a Dash for Cash. These challenges are providing another level of interest without interference with the normal stern chaser format that works.
We have been lucky with the weather and wind which also assists with maintaining our fleet's size.
Vandalism has hit our club in the past month which again highlights the need for an increase in our security. The club is looking at how that can be achieved within our lease agreement with Council.
There were 7 boats vandalised and some had minor sailing items stolen. A report has been sent to the police covering all boats.
Updated: 8 Nov 2019 7:18am by Christie Arras
Yard and Marina
Wayward Wind stretches her wings in the LB
Crawford 'round the Island race
I am sure members have observed that boats in the yard have been shifted around. The aim of the changes has been to provide more space for the catamarans, spaces for new members with trailable yachts and hopefully to give Alastair a clearer line of vision for the start line.
A couple of reminders, if you want a space in the marina or the yard you need to put in an application. There may not be a spot immediately availble, but if you have an application in an effort will be made to find one.
Also, a regular reminder to check your trailers to make sure they are able to be moved. I have noticed that some of the boats in the marina have fixed mooring lines. Though we haven't had a flood in a long time and definitely not in the near future, mooring lines need to be adjustable from the shore. We have recently had vandals break into some boats and cause problems, so- lock up!
On a lighter note the grounds are looking great with the chips in the garden beds and some flowers peeking out despite the dry weather.
Updated: 8 Nov 2019 7:22am by Christie Arras
Discover Sailing Centre
Buster's training train on Discover
With the season well underway, so to is the Discover Sailing Centre; last weekend we hosted our annual Discover Sailing Day. With the weather gods against us, the keen attendees took to the water on a number of small and large boats. Thanks to all the members who supported the morning in some capacity.
The same morning we had registrations for the upcoming pre-Christmas GLYC Sail Training program with new and returning juniors enrolling for our courses. If you are interested in this program or know of anyone who may be keen, we still have some places available. The courses are suitable for anyone: a newbie young or old, or someone who has completed one or more of the Tackers programs as well. Any of the GLYC Sail Training Junior/Teen/Adult programs are a great opportunity to go to the next level to consolidate and hone the skills you have adopted in Tackers/GLYC programs. We have a number of qualified instructors and assistant instructors at the club who can assist with the next level of sailing. The course is running each Sunday morning commencing 10 November 2019 for seven weeks until Christmas.
Midway through October we had the lovely Meaghan Densely, Senior Instructor from Australian Sailing visit to deliver an Instructor Course for GLYC and Metung Yacht Club members. Congratulations to our four youth who became Assistant Instructors (Esther Francis, Enola Jefferis, Averil and Oskar Watkinson) and James Frecheville for his revalidation for the next five years.
We are planning to run a Powerboat Handing (and possibly First Aid Course) in the new year. There are a number of members who have not completed such powerboat training since the OLD TL3 qualification, so as a duty of care to all members this is an important course in which to participate if you are part of the on-water management team. We are very fortunate to have three extremely competent Powerboat Instructors to take members through the paces in this course.
Sail Country has run and won at Albury-Wodonga Sailing Club; Congratulations to all the podium finishers and all competitors who represented Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club!
Discover Sailing Pricipal
Updated: 8 Nov 2019 6:25am by Christie Arras
Friday 8th November 7:30ish at club
Lindsay Crawford presents the LB Crawford
trophy to Neil Joiner for Immunity's win
There will be a talk on weather on Friday 8th Nov at the club at around 19:30 after the draw. Dick Warhurst will be speaking in general terms about coastal and ocean weather patterns and where to find weather forecasts. Bernie McGoldrick will describe the Predict Wind application he has used for ocean passages. These talks are open to anyone who is interested.
Please note: As the talk requires the screen downstairs, tonight's Members Club night will be held in the warm cosy Loft.
Updated: 8 Nov 2019 8:56am by Christie Arras
Rescue 1 up for sale by Tender
The time has come to say good bye to Rescue 1.
Helter Skelter skedaddles in the CG
The club is selling Rescue 1 and offering club members the first opportunity to tender on it.
For those unfamiliar with this process it works like this:
1- You decide if you would like to purchase the boat as-is where-is (currently on unregistered trailer on Raymond Island)
2- You decide how much you are willing to pay
3- You send this offer to the Club's email address with your name and Rescue 1 as the subject line
4- At the close of the tender period the committee decides to accept or reject any or all tenders
5- If no tenders are accepted it will be offered to the general public under the same terms.
The Boat is a 1998 Gemini 6m Rigid inflatable boat
The build plate reads
Max persons 12
Max load 1000kg
Max HP 180hp
It will be sold on its slipping trailer (this trailer is not road legal). All electronics and engine controls have been removed from the boat but are available by negotiation.
Please direct any questions to the Club's email account (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will get you an answer ASAP.
All tenders need to be in by 5pm Tuesday the 11th of November 2019
Updated: 8 Nov 2019 9:00am by Christie Arras
Sailability is looking for more volunteers
Hawkeye struts her stuff in the CG
Drummond in spite of her sore nose
More able bodies are needed to keep Sailability running smoothly this coming year. Men and women welcome. What's involved: 9:00 a.m., volunteers bring out and set up boats, set up control centre and gazebo, put up rails, either co-sail with participants or manage clocking in and radio work, rescue boat. At the end of the sessions, all is tucked away.
The program is up and running, does not run during the Special School holidays; and this first term will end in December.
This volunteering is especially rewarding as the joy and empowerment experienced by those in the program is well worth our time.
Please give Alan Pick a call soon so the program can go forward. 0410 584 860. Thank you.
Updated: 8 Nov 2019 7:30am by Christie Arras
SUMMER REGATTAS - GALLEY SLAVES NEEDED
The junior squad. The club is so
privileged to have Buster working with our
juniors and their successes are proof of
his great coaching.
We have two regattas coming up over the Christmas/ new year period. I know that this time of year can be challenging for us as many of our members are either away or have visiting family. So if you can offer even a small amount of assistance, it would be greatly appreciated. Iam looking for helpers to prepare lunches for volunteers and for regatta dinners as follows:-1. Need help each day to prepare a packed lunch for our volunteer race management team (10am - 11.30am -ish)2. Need help to set up for and prepare and serve the Presentation Dinner on 31st December. This will be in the form of our Tuesday Twilight meal, with a desert added. Yes, it IS New year's Eve, but it will be done and dusted by about 9pm - plenty of time to enjoy new year festivities. Prep will commence at around 3.30pm.
27th Dec to 31st December - National Mirror Championships
5th Jan to 10th Jan A Class National Championships1. Need help each day to prepare a packed lunch for our volunteer race management team (10am - 11.30am-ish)2.Will need assistance to set up for Welcome Dinner on 5th Jan ( afternoon for a couple of hours).3. May also need assistance with preparation and service of a twilight style meal as well. ( yet to be clarified by A Class Association)4. Will need assistance with set up for Presentation dinner during the afternoon of 10th Jan for a couple of hours.5. May also need assistance with preparation and or service of Presentation Dinner on 10th - yet to be clarified.
Many thanks, in anticipation
Updated: 8 Nov 2019 9:03am by Christie Arras
Marlay Point Over Night Race
Bigger than 10 Bears streaked to the first
mark in the Three Bays Race and heads off
to Lady Bay
The MPONR may seem a long way away but the team have been quietly working away in the background making sure that all our Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are up to date with the latest Sailing Australia regulations. Our web site and facebook page have kept the news trickling in and updated on different happenings.
We are again sponsored by Keeley Marine Supplies so please remember them if you need any supplies. Check out their website at https://www.keeleymarine.com.au/
It is now time to start ramping up our preparations as Entries are OPEN and we have our first entrant. Let's keep our fingers crossed for another good turn out. Last year we had the largest fleet since 2012 excluding the 50th anniversary of the race.
If you would like to be involved, or help out on the day, it is not too early to let us know. Please speak with either Jenny 0417 597 861 or Jacqui 0468 098 684 or drop us an email on email@example.com
We'd love to hear from you.
Updated: 8 Nov 2019 7:54am by Christie Arras
Note to members re Boat Storage at GLYC
The Raineys took the win in the Three Bays
Members are reminded that storage of boats on the GLYC site is a member privilege that comes with responsibilities:a)to seek approval before moving your boat to the siteb)to pay storage fees before moving your boat to the site, andc)to provide the Club with your 3rd party liability insurance details before moving your boat to the site.
Please remember that GLYC is not a public boat park, and it is unfair to the other members if your boat is on site without first following a), b) and c) above.
Updated: 8 Nov 2019 7:40am by Tim Shepperd
What rule covers trapping Itchy Feet
between two dueling Etchells as they veer
off to RI in 29 Oct Twilight?
The new season has started and some of the shouting heard during last Tuesday suggests a timely reminder of the basic rules that apply at the windward mark. Boats sailing to windward on stbd tack.Boats to leeward on port tack.Boats that have already rounded and are coming back down the course having gybed or eased sheets onto starboard tack.
The basic rules10, 11,12,13 and 14 apply.
These are quickly:
10. Port gives way to starboard
11. Windward boat keeps clear.
12. On the same tack the boat clear astern keeps clear.
13. While tacking - rules 10, 11, 12 do not apply until the boat has achieved a close-hauled course (note that the sails don't have to be set).
14. Avoiding contact.
Last Tuesday a large number of yachts chose to approach the windward mark more or less on the port tack layline. There is nothing wrong with this but those boats doing so should keep a good lookout and have to give way to:
One common error made (especially in big fleets) is trying to tack from port to starboard just to squeeze in to round the windward mark for a port tack rounding. This is fraught with potential problems as Rule 13 states that a boat doing so must keep clear of other boats. If a starboard tacker has to either luff or bear away (to avoid collision) during this manoeuvre, then the tacking yacht has breached the rules. The onus is on the tacking yacht to prove it did not impede other yachts.
Note if this occurs with the ZONE then sailing instructions commonly apply additional penalties for exoneration. This is specifically to discourage pile-ups at the windward mark.
If a boat that has rounded the windward mark and is now bearing away downwind on starboard tack must still obey rules 14 and 15. Rule 14 -avoid contact and 15- once you have right of way you must give the give way boat(s) time to keep clear.
This is why keeping a good lookout and anticipating what other yachts may do on the next leg of the course is not only good seamanship but will keep you out of the Protest Room.
Updated: 8 Nov 2019 7:41am by Christie Arras
Club Merchandise 2018 - 2019
Do you need a new item of club merchandise for the 2018-2019 season?
Come along and check out what we have to make sure you are looking good both on and off the water this season!
All our merchandise is very reasonably priced, and wearing it is a great way to advertise our club in the community!
Make sure you check out our stock next time you're at the club.
Payment can be made either via the envelopes located in the merchandise cupboard or by direct deposit into the club bank account.
Prices as follows:
LS Polo Shirts (White, Red & Blue) - $40
SS Polo Shirts (White, Red & Blue) - $35
GLYC Caps & Winter Beanies - $15
GLYC Sleeveless Vests (Blue) - $55
GLYC Waterproof Jackets - $80
GLYC Mens Ties - $10
GLYC Stubby Holders - $10
GLYC Burgees - $25
Can't find your size? Or in the colour you want? Ring me, and I can place a special order for you!
Julie Clark - Merchandise Contact 0408 538 000
Updated: 2 Sep 2019 6:29am by Christie Arras
Pics of GLYC sailing on GLYC Facebook page
Charlie up and flying in the LB Crawford
Newer racing photos from our sailing can be seen on the Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club Facebook Members and Friends site.
However, there is still a link from the GLYC home page under photo albums, as well, to photobucket for the 2016/1017 sailing season which will soon be closed. Danuta Sowa also takes great shots and can often give you a disk with the file of your boat.
Tim is working on a new website for our club photos in addition to the Facebook entries.
Updated: 8 Nov 2019 7:50am by Tim Shepperd
|Sabre - 1007
Very Good Condition
Aluminium Beach Trolley
Comes With Cover
Contact: Janet Burton
Phone: 0419 099 968
|Wicked Weasel Minnow 1218 for sale
Fibreglass Ply sandwich Hull
Full Fibreglass thwart and centrecase
Great proffessional 2 pack finish
3 sails (radial, cross and plus cuts)
2 fibreglass centreboards (white, green)
Fibreglass rudder with aluminium rudder box and tiller
Custom carbon fibre tiller extension
Unique Sails Hull and Deck Cover
Located in Paynesville. Delivery can be arranged
Steve (0411 037 418) or Taj (0473 260 123)
Contact: Taj and Steve Duff
Phone: 0411 037 418